Our Secondary School Teachers

Our Secondary School teachers are enthusiastic, experienced and dedicated. They are wholly committed to the idea that education in today’s world must focus on critical thinking skills and overall development. In addition to a very rigorous approach towards academic studies, the school offers a holistic educational programme that fosters good values, social responsibility, international mindedness and creative problem-solving skills.

Principal, Secondary School

Dr. Colleen Boyett
Principal, Secondary School
Shagun Sobti
Deputy Principal

Joined B.D. Somani in 2008

 

Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University
Bachelor of Education, Annamalai University
Master of Arts in Geography, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Emanuele Pesoli
Whole-School Curriculum Coordinator

Joined B.D.Somani International School in 2020

 

Master of Science in Politics

Navroz Billimoria
Administrator-at-Large

Joined B.D. Somani in 2011

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
Minor in Economics, University of Pennsylvania
Minor in Engineering Entrepreneurship,(Sub-matriculation Program) University of Pennsylvania
Master of Science in Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

Program Coordinators

Dr. Rupesh Solgaonkar
Economics Teacher, IB Diploma Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2020

 

Doctorate of Philosophy, Devi Ahilya University
Master of Commerce (Accounting and Finance), University of Mumbai
Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance), University of Mumbai
Bachelor of Education, MP Bhoj University
Certificate in School Management and Leadership, Harvard School of Education

Shalini Sharma
History, IGCSE Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

 

Bachelor of Education, Loreto College, Calcutta University
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History, Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University
Master of Arts in History, Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University

Prajakta Salgarkar
Sciences/ Biology and Middle School Program Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

Bachelor of Education, Mumbai University
Master of Science, Pune University
Masters in Entomology, Pune University

Animesh Singh
Hindi Event Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2008

Master of Arts in Hindi, Kolhapur University, Maharashtra
Bachelor of Education, Mahatma Gandhi University

Teachers

Abhijit Patil
Music and Marathi

Joined B.D.Somani International School in 2020

 

Aishwarya Kulkarni
Theatre

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

 

Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts (Drama)
PG Diploma in Child Psychology and School Management, Pune University

Akshaya Sawant
Math

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Math, University of Mumbai
Bachelor of Education, University of Mumbai
Master of Science in Mathematics, Alagappa University
Master of Education, University of Mumbai

Alpa Parikh
English and Yearbook Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

Bachelor of Commerce, University of Mumbai
Bachelor of Laws (LLB), University of Mumbai
Bachelor of Education, University of Mumbai
Montessori, Association de Montessori, Netherlands

Alpana Bajpai
Hindi

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelors of Laws (LLB), Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
Bachelor of Arts in Hindi Literature, Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
Bachelor of Education, Raipur University, Chhattisgarh
Master of Arts in Hindi Literature, Pandit Ravi Shankar University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Andrew Callaghan
Head of Department for TOK

Joined B.D. Somani in 2011

 

Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, University College Dublin
Post Graduate Diploma in Education, University College Dublin
Post Graduate Diploma in Anglo Irish Literature, Trinity College Dublin

Anjali Jadhav Dudhat
IT and Computer Science

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

 

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education, Mumbai University

Dr. Anjana Prasad
Biology and ESS & Head of CAS

Joined B.D. Somani in 2011

 

Bachelor of Science, Ranchi University
Bachelor of Education, Pune University
Master of Science (Zoology), Magadh University
Ph D, Magadh University

Dr. Anushree Mekal
Biology and EVM

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor in Homeopathic Medicine and Sciences, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences

Brigitte Gnanou
French and Spanish & Group 2, Head of Department

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

DEUG Lettres et Civilisations Etrangères, Université Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle- France
Licence Lettres et Civilisations Etrangères, Université Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle- France
PGCE Secondary Education- French and Spanish, Strathclyde University- Glasgow- Scotland-UK

Carl Rozario
Physics

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

 

Bachelor of Science in Physics, University of Mumbai

Carlton Fernandes
Social Science

Joined B.D. Somani in 2015

 

Bachelor of Education in English and History, University of Mumbai
Bachelor of Arts in History, University of Mumbai
Master of Arts in History, University of Mumbai

Elvis Lal
Music

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Grade 7 (Theory), Trinity College of London
Grade 8 (Rock and Pop), Trinity College of London
Diploma in VFX, IGNOU

Everisto Antonio Francisco Machado
Physical Education

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

 

Bachelor of Science, Bombay University
Bachelor of Physical Education, University of Mumbai

Fatema S. Electricwala
Math

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Education in Mathematics and Accounts, St. Xaviers Institute of Education, Mumbai, India
Bachelor of Commerce in Mathematics, Economics and Accounts, HR College, University of Mumbai
Master of Commerce in Economics and Accounts, University of Mumbai (2020)
Grade 5 of Speech and Drama from the Trinity College of London, International Examinations Board in Speech and Drama
Master of Education in Advanced Teaching in collaboration with the International Baccalaureate, UoPeople (Ongoing)

Fatema Sabuvala
French

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Mithibai College
PG International Business, Sheridan College, Toronto, Canada
Dalf C1 (French), Ministry Of Education, France
Du Fle, University Of Mans, France

Frenie Jajoo
Special Needs Department

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Jai Hind College, Mumbai University
Early Childhood Teacher Education, Shikshaa, Centre for Integral Education
Bachelor of Education, Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad
Foundation Course in Learning Disabilities, Shikshaa, Centre for Integral Education
Diploma in Advanced Course in Learning Disabilities, Shikshaa, Centre for Integral Education

Geeta Rohira
Special Needs Department

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

 

Bachelor of Commerce, HR College, Mumbai
Diploma in Learning Disabilities, Shiksha, Centre for Integral Education, Mumbai
Diploma in Advance Course in Learning Disability, Shikshaa, Centre for Integral Education, Mumbai

Gunjan Tiwari
Hindi

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Arts, SNDT University, Mumbai
Bachelor of Education in Hindi and History, Chembur Sarvankash Shikshan Shastra Mahavidyalaya, Mumbai University
Master of Arts, Hindi, SNDT University, Mumbai

Hiteshri Sagvekar
Substitute Teacher

Joined B.D.Somani International School in 2020

 

Master of Science in Botany, University of Mumbai

Ishwar Mehra
Math

Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education in Science and Maths, Mumbai University

Kaizeen Jehangir
History

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

 

Bachelor of Arts in History, St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), University of Mumbai
Master of Arts in Medieval Indian History, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Kamlesh Singh
Hindi

Joined B.D. Somani in 2012

Bachelor of Arts, University of Mumbai
Bachelor of Education, University of Mumbai
Master of Arts in Hindi, University of Mumbai
Master of Education, University of Mumbai

Khushboo Shroff
Middle School Theatre

Joined B.D.Somani International School in 2020

 

Bachelor of Arts with Major in Psychology, University of Mumbai

Kousiki Sridharan
Math & Group 5, Head of Department

Joined B.D. Somani in 2008

 

Master of Science in Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Maheshdan Khumansing Barhat
Economics

Joined B.D.Somani International School in 2020

 

Master of Arts in Economics

Manasvini Sridharan
French and TOK

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Arts in French Literature, Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai
Dalf C1 (CIEP) (Alliance Francaise De Bombay), Ministry Of Education, France

Mansha Hiranandani
Special Needs Department

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

 

Bachelor of Commerce, H.R. College, Mumbai
P.G Diploma in Computer Science, SNDT University, Mumbai
Foundation Course in Learning Disability, Shikshaa, Centre for Integral Education, Mumbai

Margaret Wayua Kimanthi
English

Joined B.D.Somani International School in 2020

 

Master of Education in Measurement and Evaluation, University of Nairobi

Maria Andrea Butron Torreblanca
French and Spanish

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

 

Bachelor Degree in Literature and Spanish Linguistics, San Agustin National University, Arequipa - Peru
Bachelor Degree in Education in Modern Foreign Languages, Speciality: French, Federico Villarreal National University, Lima - Peru
Master in Automatic Processing of Natural Language and Language Technologies, Erasmus Mundus Program: Franche Comté University, Besançon - France and Autonoma of Barcelona University, Barcelona - Spain
Master in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language, Europea of the Atlantic University, Santander - Spain
Master in Teaching French as a Foreign Language FLE, Antilles and Guyane University, Martinique - France
DALF C2 in French, CIEP, France

Dr. Meghna P. Dixit
Chemistry & Group 4, Head of Department

Joined B.D. Somani in 2007

 

Bachelor of Science, Bhavnagar University
Master of Science, Bhavnagar University
Ph.D in Medicinal Chemistry, Bhavnagar University

Miriam Salas
Spanish

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Degree in Classical Philology, University of Zaragoza (Spain)
Masters in Didactics of Spanish as a Foreign Language, University of La Rioja (Spain)
MAEC-AECID Lectureship Program, University of Mumbai & Spanish Agency for International Cooperation

Milan Chhadwa
Math

Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Telecommunications,V.J.T.I

Mohsin Gousmoidin Allabux
Physical Education

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Physical Education, Amravati University

Monish Panchal
Physical Education

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

 

Bachelor of Commerce, University of Mumbai
Bachelor of Physical Education, Jalna University

Namrata Roy
IT and Computer Science

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Arts, Calcutta University
Certificate Course in Unix, C, C++, Informatics Computer Systems (ICS), Kolkata
Certificate Course in Networking, Micropro Computer Services, Kolkata
Certificate Course in Blue-J (Java), Brainware Computer Academy, Kolkata
Intel Teach To The Future Certificate Course, Intel Education Programs, India

Natasha Banaji
English

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

 

Master of Arts in Education Management, King’s College London, University of London
Bachelor of Education in English and History, Bombay Teachers’ Training College, University of Mumbai
Bachelor of Arts in History, St. Xavier’s College, University of Mumbai

Neha Pandit
Visual Art

Joined B.D. Somani in 2011

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drawing and Painting), Mumbai University, Sir J J School of Arts
Master of Fine Arts (Drawing and Painting), Mumbai University, Sir J J School of Arts
Foundation Diploma, Maharashtra Board
Post Graduation Diploma In Art Education, Mumbai University
Post Graduation Diploma in Museology and Conservation, Mumbai University

Nikita Lobo
Humanities

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Arts, Wilson College, Mumbai
Bachelor of Education, St. Xavier’s Institute of Education, Mumbai
Masters in English Literature, University of Mumbai, Mumbai

Nipa R Patel
French

Joined B.D. Somani in 2010

 

Bachelor of Arts in Economics, First class, University of Mumbai
Diplome Superieur in French (Literature)
DALF C1 in French, Ministry of France

Dr. Pallavi Srivastava
Chemistry

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

 

Bachelor of Education, IGNOU
Bachelor of Science, Ajmer University
Master of Science, Allahabad University
Ph.D in Chemistry, Allahabad University

Paul Dyer
English & Group 1, Head of Department

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

 

Master of Arts in English, Pepperdine University, Malibu

Pooja Asrani
Economics

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

 

Bachelor of Education, Bombay Teachers' Training College
Master of Commerce, University of Mumbai
Master of Arts in Education, University of Mumbai
Master of Arts in Economics, Shivaji University

Pooja Jhaveri
Math

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

 

IB Diploma, B.D. Somani International School
Bachelor of Education, Rajasthan University
Bachelor of Management Studies, University of Mumbai
Master of Commerce, University of Mumbai

Poonam Datta
Math

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

Bachelor of Commerce, University of Mumbai
Bachelor of Education in Mathematics and Economics, University of Mumbai
Diploma in Investment and Market Studies, University of Mumbai
Diploma in Computer Science, Datapro

Premprakash Shukla
Math

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Science in Physics, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education, Mumbai University
Master of Science in Mathematics, Madurai Kamaraj University

Prerna Gupta
Biology

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology, University of Mumbai
Master of Science in Biotechnology, G.N. Khalsa College, Mumbai

Rasik Andaria
Computer Science & IT Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2008

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Osmania University
Government Commercial Diploma, Department of Education
Diploma in Computer Management, National Computing Center (NCC- UK)
PG Diploma in Computer Science, National Computing Centre (UK)
Oracle Certification, Syspro Softwares Internationals

Reshma Israni
Business Management, Economics

Joined B.D. Somani in 2009

 

Bachelor of Education, Commerce and Economics, Bombay Teachers' Training College
Master of Commmerce, HR College
Master of Commmerce, University of Mumbai
Bachelor of Education, University of Mumbai
Diploma in Computer Graphics, Compufield
Diploma in Computer Systems and Management, Aptech Institute

Ruchie Kothari
Innovation & Design

Joined B.D.Somani International School in 2020

 

Master of Science in Sustainable Design, Carnegie Mellon University

Sangeeta Choudhury
English

Joined B.D.Somani International School in 2020

 

Master of Arts in English Literature, West Bengal State University

Sara González Gaspar
Spanish

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

 

Bachelor of Arts in English Philology, University of Zaragoza, Spain

Master of Secondary Education Pedagogy, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language Certificate, Universidad de Zaragoza & Instituto Cervantes de Madrid
MAEC - AECID Lectureship Programme, Spanish Agency of International Cooperation & Open University, Vietnam
Montessori International Certificate, R.T.I. Mumbai, India

Satyajit Salgarkar
Biology, ESS, TOK

Joined B.D. Somani in 2015

 

Bachelor of Education, Shivaji University
Bachelor of Science, Shivaji University
Master of Science in Zoology, Pune University

Savithri Ganesan
Maths

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

 

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Madras University
Bachelor of Education, University of Mumbai
ECCE, Massachusetts, USA
Post Graduate Diploma in Management of Education, University of Mumbai

Shilpa Uparkar
English

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

 

Bachelor of Arts in English, Mumbai University
Master of Arts in English, Mumbai University
Master of Philosophy in English Literature, S.N.D.T. Women's University

Shraddha Modi
Social & Emotional Needs, Counseling Psychologist

Joined B.D.Somani International School in 2020

 

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, SNDT Women's University
Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, SNDT Women's University

Siddharth Patel
Math & Physics

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

 

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, Pillai's College of Engineering
Bachelor of Education, Prof. D.Y Patil School of Education

Siddhesh Parab
Chemistry

Joined B.D. Somani in 2007

Bachelor of Science, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education, Mumbai University
Master Of Science in Chemistry, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Law (LLB), Mumbai University

Tina Jain
Business Management

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

 

Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from Symbiosis University.
Master of Commerce in HR and Business Administration from Mumbai University
Bachelor of Commerce in Accounts, Economics and Business Management from Mumbai University
Early Child Care Educator with Special needs from Sagar Institute Mumbai

Tannishta Chhaterjee
Geography & EE Lead

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Science in Geography, University of Calcutta, Kolkata
Master of Science in Geography, Banaras Hindu University, Banaras
Master of Philosophy in Geography, International Institute for Population Science, Mumbai

Umangi Jyotindra Sheth
French

Joined B.D. Somani in 2010

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Bombay University
Diploma in French DELF B1, Alliance Francaise De Bombay
Diploma in DFP B2, Alliance Francaise De Bombay
Diploma in French DELF B2 (ongoing), Alliance Francaise De Bombay

Vishwesh Shinde
Geography and Group 3, Head of Department

Joined B.D. Somani in 2015

 

Bachelor of Arts, Geography, University of Mumbai
Master of Arts, Geography, University of Mumbai
Certificate in Maharashtra State Eligibility Test (MH-SET) for Assistant Professor in Geography.

Zeba Khan
Visual Arts & Group 6, Head of Department

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

 

Nirmala Niketan College Mumbai- Commercial Art
Bachelors of Arts, University of Mumbai
Master of Arts in Advertising and Public Relations, Madurai Kamraj University

Staff

Smitha Balachandran
Upper Secondary Librarian

Joined B.D. Somani in 2008

 

Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), Delhi University
Bachelor of Library and Information Science, SNDT University

Dipika Pardeshi
Assistant Administrative Head

Joined B.D. Somani in 2008

 

Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management

Maheshwari Shekhar Garasangi
Administrative Assistant

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

 

Bachelor of Commerce

Rahul Pratap Singh
Team IT

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

 

Diploma in Animation, Arena Multimedia
Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University

Priyanka Ashok Kadam
Administrative Assistant

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

 

Master of Business Administration in Finance from Institute of Technology Management, Sion
Bachelor of Commerce, R.A. Podar College
MS-CIT
Tally ERP 9

Aangelina Karmaran
Administrative Assistant

Joined B.D.Somani International School in 2019

 

Pursuing Bachelor of Arts through IGNOU University.
Diploma in Executive Assistant, Davars College
Certificate in Computer Applications, NIIT

Cynthia Fernandes
Administrative Assistant

Joined B.D.Somani International School in 2019

 

Bachelor of Commerce

Aarva Ghadially
Administrative Assistant, College Counseling

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

Bachelor of Computer Science, University of Mumbai

Meenakshi Mattoo
College Counseling

Joined B.D.Somani International School in 2020

 

Diploma in Global Career counselling, IE University Spain
Graduate in Hospitality Management, IHM PUSA University
Certified in Career Guidance, UCLA extn
Green belt in Career Guidance, Univariety

Manju Sharma
College Counseling

Joined B.D.Somani International School in 2020

 

Master of Arts Applied Psychology in Educational and Vocational Guidance, H.N.B. Garhwal (Central) University

Sunny Pawar
Administrative Assistant

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017